Annatto seeds


Annatto is a natural spice and food coloring extracted from the seeds of the achiote fruit.


The achiote tree grows in Central and South America. In Guatemala, it is often used as a natural food coloring. 

The strong pigmentation of annatto makes it a natural dye that can range from yellow to deep orange or even red, perfect for our natural dyes.

LUMAYA uses an annatto extract in the Lemoa soap, which gives the yellow color of the soap.

It is also important to mention that annatto has benefits for the skin:

  • Annatto acts as a natural emollient
  • antibacterial properties
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • antioxidant benefits